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General News of Monday, 13 August 2018


Government to construct 10,000 housing units for security personnel

As part of the $2 billion barter trade bauxite venture signed with Chinese Sinohydro Group, 10,000 housing units are expected to be constructed for security personnel across the country.

This is to address the housing deficit security personnel face in the country.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said this at a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of 320 housing units at the Ghana Police Training School, Tesano, Accra.

According to the Vice President, police personnel who are superintending over safety and security in our society are being housed in dignifying structures hence the need to meet their housing demands.

“10,000 housing units for the security agencies are also expected to be constructed under the Infrastructure for Bauxite barter arrangement between the Government of Ghana and Sinohydro Corporation/the Chinese Government negotiated by the Vice President as part of his official visit to China last year.” He said.

“The 10,000 housing units for the security services under the Sinohydro project will be the largest single undertaking of its kind since independence, Vice President Bawumia announced at the ceremony, held at the National Police Training School at Tesano, Accra on Monday 13th August 2018.” He added

The 320 housing units costing $45million to be constructed by Amandi Holdings will contain 112 two-bedroom apartments, and 208 three-bedroom apartments and the project is expected to start this year.

Since 2010, Ghana has been tagged as experiencing a housing deficit of 1.7 million units, but industry players believe the deficit could be more as the country’s population has increased since then.